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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Aug 1, 2011 9:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: New Speedway Boogie

What a great song.....heres one I wish I had experienced live..check out Furthur http://www.archive.org/details/furthur2010-02-19.sbd.official.112938.flac16 Lyrics:Robert Hunter Music: Jerry Garcia Please don't dominate the rap, Jack If you got nothing new to say If you please, don't back up the track This train's got to run today I spent a little time in the mountain Spent a little time on the hill I heard some say "better run away" Others say "better stand still" Now I don't know but I've been told It's hard to run with the weight of gold Other hand I heard it said It's just as hard with the weight of lead Who can deny? Who can deny? It's not just a change in style One step done and another begun In I wonder how many miles? I spent a little time on the mountain Spent a little time on the hill Things went down we don't understand But I think in time we will Now I don't know but I was told In the heat of the sun a man died of cold Do we keep on coming or stand and wait With the sun so dark and the hour so late? You can't overlook the lack Jack Of any other highway to ride It's got no signs or dividing lines And very few rules to guide I spent a little time on the mountain Spent a little time on the hill I saw things getting out of hand I guess they always will Now, I don't know but I've been told If the horse don't pull, you got to carry the load I don't know whose back's that strong Maybe find out before too long One way or another ( note 1) One way or another This darkness got to give

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Poster: buscameby Date: Aug 2, 2011 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Speedway Boogie

This song has so many levels its a true Hunter Masterpiece.

It has gotten me through more hard times than I can count.

Like he says, in bad times"this darkness got to give", wouldn't have made it through two years of unemployment and losing my dad without it I doubt. And today, Im still carrying that gold, which was transformed from lead! Cause if the horse don't pull you got to carry the load.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Aug 2, 2011 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Speedway Boogie

indeed! One way or another this darkness got to give

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Aug 2, 2011 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Speedway Boogie

I agree, one of the Hunter and the band's better crafted pieces that withstood the test of time well. They played it the last time I saw the band at Deer Creek 7/2/95. It was a heavy, in your face, direct, kind of message - given the events of that evening. Nonetheless, it was the perfect thing to hear that night. It was the centerpiece of that show for me, coming out of It's All Too Much then going into drums and a particular poignant space with bells tolling and somber sweet sounds into Attics Of My Life. The Tear Jerkers were jerkin' the tears at that point. Not knowing the events in the weeks to follow, standing about 20 rows back from Jerry, the New Speedway > Attics seemed a somber and melancholic end to my live Grateful Dead journey of 25 years. I knew then, that it was over for me - and it felt like the band was saying it was over for them.

I'm with you bcb, lines from that song have gotten me through some heavy times as well. ahhh, the healing power of music . . . be well, bcb.

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Aug 2, 2011 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Speedway Boogie

Hey, I was at this show! I went with my older sister when she was a grad student at UMass. Not the most exciting of sets, but it was the first time I heard Dark Star live.

While the show was not too exciting, I'll always remember the innocence of my big sister - as we were walking in I warned her:

me: "just to give you a heads-up: there's going to be a lot of pot smoking in there"

her: "really?"

me: "yes"

her: "Actually I doubt it... Mullins Center is non-smoking"

It was all I could do not to laugh in her face at that. There was another humorous exchange once we got in there:

dude next to me (offering me a joint): "hey man, want a hit of this?"

me (eating starburst): "no thanks"

my sister: "wow, people are so nice here! ...you should offer him some of your starburst."

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Poster: wineland Date: Aug 2, 2011 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Speedway Boogie

Great story, made me laugh at a similar experience I had. I took a co-worker to a Phish show at Deer Creek back in 2000. We got 20th row center stage tickets from a business partner. She was a casey casem top 40s yupee. Watching her experience the jam band scene was more entertaining than the actual show.